>> Dolce & Gabbana announced yesterday that they were pulling this Spring 2007 ad from print. The reason? Because it was drawing criticism for condoning violence against women. The whole thing seems a little bit fishy to me -- this image seems pretty typical D&G fare, so I'm slightly confused about why they decided to step down now.
And besides, where would fashion be if it didn't push a few buttons here and there? We sure wouldn't have any of Helmut Newton's iconic images, famous (or infamous, whichever you prefer) for being threaded with themes of S&M and female fetishism. Not that I'm really going to compare this ad to a Newton shot (sacrilege!), but you catch my drift.